Current Job Vacancies


Building Assembler and Production staff

Working as part of our manufacturing team you will be trained to work across all areas of our factory producing finished components and panels which are used to construct our garden buildings. We are proud of our heritage, so a commitment to producing a quality product is essential and as you develop your skills you will play a key role in the quality control of the product.  We are looking for confident and hardworking staff who have a keen eye for detail and want to develop a career with us.


As an ideal candidate you be able to show the following:


  • Openness to develop & learn new skills within a manufacturing and factory environment
  • Ability to follow operating procedures to ensure high standards are delivered
  • A keen eye for detail and focused on delivering a quality product
  • Competent working with measurements and dimensions
  • Ability to use power tools
  • You will need to be physically fit and able to lift and carry heavy items both on your own and with assistance
  • Common sense and a practical approach to challenges
  • Good communication skills, self-confidence and an ability to work to deadlines
  • Good command of the English language and able to use an iPad and smart devices
  • Flexible to work occasional Saturdays and overtime during peak production times

Working hours are Monday to Friday based on a 40 hour week with half an hour lunch break 


Due to social distancing and providing a safe working environment we are operating a staggered shift pattern - 7am - 3:30 / 8am - 4.30pm


Benefits include:


  • Weekly paid salary linked to performance and ability
  • Opportunities to work overtime (Time Qtr & double time)
  • Onsite parking
  • Regular paid tea breaks
  • Work wear and boots provided
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday entitlement including Bank Holidays
  • Excellent staff facilities
  • Real opportunities to further progress and develop a career in the business

Salary: £9.77 - £9.95 per hour

Show Site Cleaner - SE & Midlands area

Responsible for performing routine cleaning and basic grounds maintenance tasks on show sites and display buildings across our estate. This role will involve daily travel to show sites in the South East region, and will include staying away from home once a fortnight for one or two nights on an agreed rota visiting our show sites in the Midlands area.  


 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Report into the showsite manager to ascertain specific tasks or requirements
  • Clean all windows, vacuum, and dust all display furniture to ensure a high standard of display is maintained in all display buildings
  • Weed gardens and planters and treat pathways with weed killer within the show site boundary. Possibly mow and strim grass area on one site.
  • Clean and maintain the outside and inside of all buildings and display signage on the showsite
  • Polish all door furniture and fixings
  • Perform other basic tasks and associated work related to show site cleaning & maintenance, display buildings and sales offices as requested
  • Plan and schedule workload, travel routes to ensure all agreed sites are visited and routine jobs completed

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a cleaning, facilities, or maintenance role with a good understanding of H&S procedures would be preferred.
  • Good communication skills, confident to engage with customers and staff across all areas
  • Able to work outside all year round.
  • Able to prioritise and work in a self-managed capacity to get the job done
  • Must be fully mobile with a full UK licence and over 21years of age to meet insurance requirements
  • Experience of using mowers, strimmer’s, and basic cleaning tools would be an advantage
  • Able to work flexible hours if required
  • Full training for this role is provided, however we must highlight the fact that this is a physically demanding job, so candidates with the will to push themselves and experience of cleaning and exceeding expectations would be preferable

REMUNERATION


  • Basic salary relative to experience
  • Opportunity to work overtime
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 20 days annual holiday excluding Bank Holidays
  • A company van specially fitted out with all the equipment needed to carry out all tasks
  • PPE and work boots are provided
  • Food allowance and accommodation are provided when staying away

Usual working week is 45hrs Mon – Friday – flexible start and finish times to allow for travel and location


As this role involves working alongside the general public a DBS check will be carried out prior to appointment

Salary: £20k - £24k plus benefits package including work

Sales Consultant - St. Albans

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Sales Consultant to work at our Showsite in St. Albans.


Reporting directly to the National Sales Manager you will ensure that the company ethos for quality and service is presented to all our customers. Working as part of the sales team you will you will develop and maintain good working relations with the garden centre team and ensure high standards of presentation are delivered at all times. As the show site is located and operates remotely from head office it is essential that key relationships are developed across the business to ensure a professional service is delivered to the customer.


Key Requirements for the role:


  • Demonstrate skilled maintenance of a sales pipeline
  • Experience of face to face sales
  • Confident to over come objections and close
  • Ensure all sales are recorded and order information entered on to the company CRM system
  • Review own performance, aiming to exceed targets
  • Produce accurate quotations in line with customer requirements and present terms of agreement and close sales
  • Conduct occasional visits to customers property to advise and take measurements
  • Ensure all incoming email and phone enquiries are dealt with both from customers and Head Office
  • Flexible to travel between sites on an agreed rota as required

Usual working pattern is a three week rota inline with Centre trading hours - two weekends on / one off


Driving licence and car are essential


Package:


  • Competitive basic salary
  • Quarterly bonuses for achieving target(up to £10,000 per yr) 
  • Opportunity to earn uncapped commission for exceeding targets
  • Company pension scheme
  • Clothing allowance
  • Onsite parking 

As this role involves working directly with the public an enhanced DBS check will be required prior to appointment.

Salary: £26,250 - £37,000

Building Installer / Fitter

We have been manufacturing and selling high quality timber buildings for over 48 years. Our Garden Studios and Summerhouses are sold across the UK and delivered and built for the customer by our teams of professional installers. We are now looking for skilled trades people to join the installation team.


As an Ideal candidate you will need the following experience and skills:


  • Previous experience and knowledge of DIY, construction or carpentry
  • A good level of understanding about working with timber, metal bracketry and fixings
  • The ability to use power tools, drills, saws etc.
  • Competent at working with measurements and dimensions with a good eye for detail
  • A good personality and confident communication skills are essential as you will be interacting directly with the customer
  • Must be physically strong and fit - you will be lifting and carrying heavy items at 2m or 5m wide (with another operative)
  • An understanding of health and safety procedures and processes
  • Able to use ladders safely and work at heights
  • Working in all weathers, outdoors all year round
  • Prepared to stay away for up to 4 nights a week (accommodation is provided) and travel long distances
  • Holding a full driving licence is essential

In reward for your skills we offer:


  • Weekly paid salary linked to performance
  •  Opportunities to work overtime
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Daily food allowance
  • Work wear and boots provided
  • The opportunity to progress and develop a career within the company

Usual working week is 40 hours - Monday to Friday however you may be required to work longer during peak season.


As this role involves working directly with the general public an enhanced DBS check will be carried out prior to appointment.

Salary: £26,000 - £30,000

1st Line IT Support / IT Service Desk

Due to growth and increased demand on our internal and external IT systems we are recruiting a 1st line IT support technician for our Head Office in Narborough. 


Reporting to Systems Manager, this role is based within the technical Support team and you
will be the crucial 1st line contact for all staff and management. The right
person will combine IT knowledge and exceptional customer service skills. Experience of working in an IT support role is preferable but not essential as full training for someone with the right skillset
and motivation is offered.


Role and Responsibilities:


  • 1st line support for all IT related issues and problems and escalate as required
  • Work closely with our 3rd party software technical team
  •  Support the set up and installation of IT systems for Head Office and our show sites which operate remotely
  • Configure hardware, including installing software to laptops, desktops and mobile devices
  • Data entry work on the back end of the ERP system 
  • Identify and understand faults in the ERP system and work to resolve alongside the System Administrator

Preferred Skills:


  • Previous experience working within an IT support role
  • An analytical approach with sound technical and problem solving skills
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • A passion for technology and keen to further develop knowledge
  • A professional telephone manner
  • Experience of working with a CRM or ERP system would be an advantage but not essential

Remuneration:


  • Basic salary relative to experience
  • Opportunity to work overtime
  • Excellent staff facilities including breakfast & fresh fruit available daily
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 28 days annual holiday including Bank Holidays
  • On site parking 

  Usual working week is 40hrs Mon - Fri 08:00-16:30


Qualifications and Education Requirements:


  • 5 GCSE’s Grade A* - C
  • A Levels preferable but not essential 
  • Relevant IT qualifications

Salary: £22,000 - £26,000

Showsite Sales Consultant - Burford

We are currently looking for a dynamic sales person to join the sales team at our show site in Burford.


Reporting directly to the Show Site Manager you will ensure that the Crane Garden Buildings ethos for quality and service is presented to our customers. Working as part of the sales team you will strive to achieve / exceed targets set by the business and ensure the profitability and success of the site. You will ensure high standards of presentation are delivered at all times.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Act as the main point of contact between the company and customer promoting our products and advising in the selection of the best garden building for their needs
  • Produce accurate quotations in line with customer requirements and present terms of agreement and close sales
  • Promote the business ensuring all sales opportunities are followed up
  • Conduct site visits to customers property if required to measure and qualify the suitability of products enquired about
  • Respond to incoming email and phone enquiries both from customers and Head office
  • Gather and share market and customer information
  • Ensure all sales are recorded and order information entered on to the company CRM system
  • Represent the company at trade exhibitions, events and shows
  • Advise on forthcoming product developments and discuss special promotions where appropriate
  • Review your own sales performance, aiming to exceed targets

Required Skills:


  • Experience of selling face to face direct to the public
  • Ability to maintain a sales pipeline
  • Confident to discover and overcome objections and close sales
  • Ability to use MS office and inhouse CRM system

Benefits include:


  • Basic salary £26,250
  • Quarterly bonus scheme up to £10,000 per year for hitting target
  • Opportunity to earn uncapped commission for exceeding targets
  • Clothing allowance
  • Onsite parking
  • Excellent work life balance

Working pattern 40 hours over 5 days on a 3 week rota including 2 weekends on / 1 off

Salary: £26,250 - £37,000 OTE plus commission